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Letters Of Gratitude Help Bring Thanksgiving Home

From: The Huffington Post
Susan Northover, SVP of Intake and Patient Care Services at VNSNY, shares some letters of thanks expressed by families who receive care from VNSNY, and the gratitude that comes with being able to provide such meaningful care.
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Listening at Life’s End: “Nothing to Say, Everything to Be”

From: The Huffington Post
Rosemary Baughn, SVP of VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, highlights the vital role volunteers play in caring for hospice patients, providing companionship, support, and relief for patients and family members. VNSNY provides intensive training and support to hospice volunteers, focusing on an approach of active listening and meeting patients wherever they are.
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A Touch Can Be Worth A Thousand Words

From: The Huffington Post
Touch is an especially powerful tool of nonverbal communication, and when someone is ill, the power of touch can be amplified. In this article, Susan Northover, VNSNY’s SVP of Intake and Patient Care Services, and VNSNY clinicians share how touch, along with verbal communication, eye contact and active listening, can be used as an essential tool to advance both the physical and emotional healing of patients.
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The New Health Care Partnership: How America’s Hospitals, Home Care Agencies And Community Physicians Are Working Together To Improve Outcomes And Reduce Cost

From: The Huffington Post
Marki Flannery highlights examples of new partnership models between acute-care hospitals, community physicians, and home healthcare organizations like VNSNY. Learn about VNSNY’s innovative partnerships, including collaborations designed to help avoid hospital admissions, help patients transition home from the hospital sooner, or help to manage chronic physical and mental illnesses.
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Getting to Yes: Overcoming the Barriers to Hospice Care

From: The Huffington Post
In this article, Rosemary Baughn, SVP of VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, highlights several initiatives underway to reach populations that have historically under-utilized hospice care, using education, collaboration, and better access to replace old myths, fear and barriers. These efforts include Project HOPE, which works with community residents and care providers in Harlem, and the hospice program for veterans, which was recently awarded a We Honor Veterans Level Four Partner designation
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